Managing Services

Through the Services node you can start or stop services on remote Windows devices and configure startup options. Be aware that you cannot stop or restart the CM agent from here.

The Services node contains the following columns in the right pane giving information for each service related to the accessed remote device:

Parameter

Description

Name

The internal name of the particular service, for example, App Mgmt.

Display Name

The long version of the service name, that is, a more explicit name. For the preceding example this would be Application Management. The content of this field can be edited through the Properties dialog box.

Description

This field provides a summarized description of the functionality of the service, such as Provides software installation services such as Assign, Publish, and Remove. The content of this field can be edited through the Properties dialog box.

Status

The current status of the selected service. Two possible status are available: Started and Stopped .

Startup Type

The startup type of the selected service. Three startup types exist: Manual , Automatic and Disabled . The content of this field can be edited through the Properties dialog box by selecting the desired value from the drop-down box.

Binary Path

The Binary Path field displays the full installation path for the executable file of the service.

Log On As

The account the service uses to log on. Accounts are either LocalSystem, Administrator or a Selected User.

Following operations can be performed on the Services node:

Starting a service

To start a currently stopped service on the remote device, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the service to start in the table in the right window pane.
  2. Select Edit > Start .

The service will be started directly.

Restarting a service

To restart running service on the remote device, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the service to stop in the table in the right window pane.
  2. Click Edit > Restart .

The service will be restarted immediately.

Stopping a service

To stop a currently running service on the remote device, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the service to stop in the table in the right window pane.
  2. Click Edit > Stop .

The service will be stopped immediately.

Modifying service parameters

To display all properties of a service and modify values, proceed as follows:

  1. Click Edit > Properties .
    The Properties dialog box appears.
  2. In this window the display name of the service, its description and the startup type can be modified.
  3. To confirm the modification click OK at the bottom of the dialog box.
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